This video shows an overview of Sketch and vectors, your workspace, keyboard shortcuts and efficiency, and plugins, as well as importing your existing assets into Sketch and exporting your designs for developers, programmers, and teammates.
- [Instructor] You'll need the Sketch app on your machine. If you don't already have it, go ahead and download the trial version from sketchapp.com. I have it downloaded on my machine already, so I'll open up the application. First let's make some adjustments to the default toolbar in Sketch. The default toolbar is located at the top of the Sketch application. This will give us some quick access to some of the commonly used tools. Right click on the toolbar, customize toolbar. As you can see, you can put a lot of options in here.
We're going to be using tools. This is a drop down tool icon, and we won't be using mirror in this course or cloud, or changing views, so we'll make some space. That looks good and we'll click done. And if you do that, your toolbar will look just like mine. Sometimes it's more efficient to use keystrokes to access tools instead of the mouse. In the handouts folder, available for download with this course, you'll find a PDF file called sketchkeyboardshortcuts.pdf.
I encourage you to take a look and use these to speed up your design work. Since this is a hands on course, I'm going to use the menus, go slowly, and describe shortcuts when I do use them
- Creating vector objects
- Creating vector icons
- Applying fills, effects, and custom dividers
- Using blending and masking
- Creating symbols
- Editing with Bezier points and Boolean operations
- Exporting to JPG, PDF, SVG, and other formats